Senior Research Scholars

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Rutie Adler

Rutie Adler

Hebrew Language Coordinator, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Azza Ahmad

Azza Ahmad

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Arabic, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Wali Ahmadi

Wali Ahmadi

Associate Professor of Persian Literature, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Asad Q. Ahmed

Asad Q. Ahmed

CMES Chair; Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Department of Philosophy; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Hamid Algar

Professor Emeritus; CMES Senior Research Scholar

Robert Alter

Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature and Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Peter Bartu

Peter Bartu

Lecturer, Global Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Alda Benjamen

Avimalek Betyousef Post-Doctoral Fellow in Assyrian History, Department of History; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Adam Benkato

Adam Benkato

Assistant Professor & Bita Daryabari Chair in Iranian Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Persis Berlekamp

Visiting Scholar

Daniel Boyarin

Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric; CMES Senior Research Scholar

Simon Brelaud

Visting Professor, Near Eastern Studies; CMES Senior Research Scholar
Benjamin Brinner

Benjamin Brinner

Professor of Music; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Arianna D'Ottone

Visiting Scholar
Ahmad Diab

Ahmad Diab

Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Ehud Eiran

Ehud Eiran

Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley and Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Elsa El Mahdy

Elsa El Mahdy

Arabic Language Coordinator, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Elsadig Elsheikh

Director of the Global Justice Program, Othering & Belonging Institute; CMES Senior Research Scholar
Samera Esmeir

Samera Esmeir

Associate Professor of Rhetoric; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Munis Faruqui

Munis Faruqui

Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies; Director of the Center for South Asian Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Keith Feldman

Keith Feldman

Associate Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Mia Fuller

Mia Fuller

Associate Professor of Italian Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Reza Ghahramani

Lecturer in Persian; CMES Senior Research Scholar

Soroor Ghanimati

Guitty Azarpay Distinguished Visiting Instructor, NES; CMES Senior Research Scholar

Deniz Göktürk

Professor, Department of German; CMES Senior Research Scholar

Emily Gottreich

Adjunct Professor, Global Studies and Department of History; Senior Research Scholar and Program Director of MENA-J, CMES
Bruce Hall

Bruce Hall

Associate Professor of History; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
John Hayes

John L. Hayes

Lecturer in Arabic and Comparative Semitics, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Ron Hendel

Ron Hendel

Norma and Sam Dabby Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Charles Hirschkind

Charles Hirschkind

Professor of Anthropology; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Abhishek Kaicker

Associate Professor at the History Department; CMES Senior Research Scholar
Ethan Katz

Ethan Katz

Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Asma Kazmi

Asma Kazmi

Assistant Professor of Art Practice; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Margaret Larkin

Margaret Larkin

Professor of Arabic Literature, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Anneka Lensssen

Anneka Lenssen

Associate Professor of Global Modern Art; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Sarah Levin

Lecturer, Jewish Studies; CMES Senior Research Scholar
Rita Lucarelli

Rita Lucarelli

Associate Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Faculty Curator of Egyptology, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Lisa Maher

Lisa Maher

Associate Professor of Anthropology; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Ussama Makdisi

Visiting Professor of History; Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies, Rice University; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Maria Mavroudi*

Maria Mavroudi*

Professor of History and Classics; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Nasser Meerkhan

Nasser Meerkhan

Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar

Sanjyot Mehendale

Lecturer in Near Eastern Archaeology, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Minoo Moallem

Minoo Moallem

Professor of Gender and Women's Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Haitham Salah El-Din Mohamed

Arabic Lecturer, NES; CMES Senior Research Scholar
Khalid M. Mosalam

Khalid M. Mosalam

Taisei Professor of Civil Engineering; Director of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Laura Nader

Laura Nader

Professor of Anthropology; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Stefania Pandolfo

Stefania Pandolfo

Professor of Anthropology; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Laurie Pearce

Lecturer in Assyriology; CMES Senior Research Scholar

Tomer Persico

Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Center for Jewish Studies; Shalom Hartman Institute Bay Area Scholar in Residence; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Christine Philliou

Christine Philliou

Associate Professor of History; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Jaleh Pirnazar

Jaleh Pirnazar

Persian Language Coordinator; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Benjamin W. Porter

Benjamin Porter

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies; Faculty Director, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Sugata Ray

Associate Professor, The History of Art Department
Carol Redmount

Carol Redmount

Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Barbara Richter

Lecturer in Egyptology; CMES Senior Research Scholar
Niveen Rizkalla

Niveen Rizkalla

Visiting Scholar

Francesca Rochberg

Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Francesco Spagnolo

Francesco Spagnolo

Curator, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life; Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Music; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Thoraya Tlatli

Associate Professor of French; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Cihan Tuğal

Cihan Tuğal

Professor of Sociology; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Neyran Turan

Neyran Turan

Assistant Professor of Architecture; Senior Research Scholar, CMES
Niek Veldhuis

Niek Veldhuis

Professor of Assyriology (Cuneiform Studies), Department of Near Eastern Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Maurizio Viano

Visiting Assistant Professor, NES; CMES Senior Research Scholar
Jason Vivrette

Jason Vivrette

Turkish Language Coordinator; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Dariush Zahedi

Director of the AMENA Center for Building Innovation Economies in the Middle East, Haas School of Business; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Nasser Zakariya

Associate Professor of Rhetoric; CMES Senior Research Scholar

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